Wow, that was a quick 12 months. Arthur’s Day (27th September), Guinness’ celebration for their founding father, is back and has a changed format for 2012. Firstly, there’s no tickets to buy this year and gigs will take place in 500 pubs across the 32 counties. Big acts like Example, Tinie Tempah, Mumford and Sons, Primal Scream, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Ellie Goulding, Mika, Professor Green, Fatboy Slim, Texas and Amy Macdonald will join home grown talent and they could play in your local. How? Simply vote for your local on the Facebook app. To date, over 55,000 people have but voting closes on the 16th September so get your skates on. The winning pubs will remain a secret to the public until the night itself so you never know who might walk through the door.
The Arthur Guinness Fund supports social entrepreneurs in Ireland (like Decisions for Heroes) and around the world who are in the business of changing communities for the better. This year, for every ‘check-in’ by people to the Arthur’s Day Facebook event, a €5 donation will be made to the Arthur Guinness Fund by Guinness. Check out details on how to RSVP and ‘check-in’ on the Guinness Ireland Facebook page. See you on the 27th.